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1928 Locomobile
In case you missed it; A Durant era 1928 Locomobile model 8-70 sedan on ebay in the 'other makes' section. Buy it now for $34500. Looks like a very nice car. What does our resident Locomobile expert know about this car? Ross
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2018 8:43am
by Mike
I'm challenging each and every DMAC member!
Well the end of the year is approaching us quickly and for the U.S. members many of you make tax deductible donations to some of your favorite charities. I'm challenging each and every member to help support our museum effort by donating to the Durant Motors Automobi...
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Last Post: Nov 30, 2018 7:25am
by Mike Linthicum
Hi guys looking for information on the factory back rims and lock rings for a 1 ton truck, my wheels are wood spoke, don't know if the rims are the same as any other trucks of that era or if they can be found some where else,
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 10:11pm
by Gary West
exhaust pipe
So my 24 stars front exhaust pipe has a 1 1/2 in hole on top I have patched for now put does anyone fabricate new pipes thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 7:03am
by Mike Linthicum
Frontenac For Sale in Canada
Not mine.....Frank https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/stratford-on/33-frontenac/1399076433?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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Last Post: Nov 25, 2018 7:50am
by mike
To all our U.S. members, Happy Thankgiving!
I wanted to wish all the DMAC family on this holiday of ours in the U.S. a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope time is spent with great friends, family and those afternoon naps after eating all that food. We are blessed with good friends, family and a great car club!
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Last Post: Nov 23, 2018 8:44am
by Gordon F. Curl
I have been trying to get some info on replacement carb on forum but keep getting a message Content was blocked because it was not signed by a valid security certificate. any one I can talk to on replacing tillotson carb thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 21, 2018 1:20pm
by Phil Peters
California fires
Hi All, Cathy and I have been watching the news coverage on the wild fires. Just horrific destruction and loss. Hope all our Friends are safe. Cathy & Frank
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2018 9:33am
by Ken Mc Cormick
East Coast April Meet?
Just wondering if anything is being considered for the East Coast meet in April-May?
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Last Post: Nov 19, 2018 9:27am
by Don Shilling
Valuing partially completed project
I fear the time has come that I must consider selling my car. I have done a nut and bolt restoration on the cassis and now the time has come for the wood and body work and I have stalled on the project. It has been 3 years since I have touched it and now often wish...
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2018 2:58pm
by Brian Domney
THANK YOU to durant family for help
I would like to thank mike Linthicum and don shilling for the resent help on my new car well kind of ...SO after 60 years dad has passed his 1924 star touring down to me ,it has not been on the road for 5 years so we got car transported down to florida from newyork...
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Last Post: Nov 9, 2018 5:19pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
exhaust pipe to manifold
looking for some information on front pipe to manifold is there a special clamp or gasket to hold them together ? not sure if what dad has is correct thanks jeff
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2018 6:04pm
by jeff quicksell
I took the radiator shroud and bumpers into Ottawa for an estimate on chroming. $4500 for the shroud and $1000 for each bumper. I love my Durant but that is a lot for a hobby car. I have contacted Toronto spray chrome and the cost would be at least half. Has anyone h...
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Last Post: Nov 7, 2018 7:24am
by Phil Peters
Upholstery Sources?
Does anyone have any info or recommendations for sources for upholstery material for headliners, door panels or seats? I want to replace the headliner in my 1930 614. I checked out our web pages but could not find anything to help me locate sources. I have looked on...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2018 4:23am
by S. Blomquist
Very unusual headlight lens on Ebay
Check out the Durant six headlight lens on Ebay. Don't think I've seen one with the words Durant Six etched in the glass. Made by the Mazda lamp company, a period lens and lamp company though. Just haven't seen one.
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2018 8:20am
by Carol
Video from today from the 20th National Meet on Staten Island, NY.
Video from today from the 20th National Meet on Staten Island, NY. Pictures will follow Rick Click the link below, you may need to wait just a few seconds to load. The video is 4 minutes long. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPOJ98KjI4nGJiEb2LfdO3OyAN...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2018 8:13am
by Carol Fogarazzo
WANTED: Bumper center "D" medallion
I know these are rare as hens teeth and not a necessity for my restoration but a nice added touch, but I'd like to get one of these medallions for my bumper. Thought I'd start putting it out there to see if anyone had one laying around their parts stash. For those th...
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2018 11:16pm
by Rick Botti
Email Help
This afternoon a computer tech did a remote repair on my computer.........now I have no saved email addresses. Could you kind souls who correspond with me please drop me a note so I will have your addresses again? Many Thanks, Dave
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2018 7:16pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
HERSHEY 2018 Car Show, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Heading out this morning for the 2018 Hershey Pennsylvania AACA Car Show which starts 10/10/2018 through 10/13/2018. DMAC will have a booth at CE44 & CE45 in the Chocolate field again this year. If your going stop by to rest, get some refreshments and meat some of yo...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2018 5:11am
by Mike Linthicum
top bow source
I need to replace the top bows for my 1935 Star Touring. Does anyone know a source for these? If I make a set, does anyone else want some? Vince
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 10:53am
by Bill Hoaglan
2019 Durant Motors Calendars
The latest Durant calendar for 2019 is available. Calendars are $15 each, shipping is US; $5, Canada; $16, elsewhere; $24 Payment should be sent to: Pam VonBergen, 2471 Bush Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404-1623
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2018 7:27am
by Rick Botti
Floor wood Question??
1931 Durant model 619 The floor wood has been pieced together like prehistoric dinosaur bones below. I have a couple of questions. It's unclear if the outer edge here should be curved or straight? Any ideas?? Rick
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Last Post: Oct 6, 2018 10:17pm
by Rick Botti
car transportation
i have a 1924 star i need to move form newwindsor,ny to davenport, fl does anyone know of a great enclosed car carrier to move my car thanks for any help
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2018 4:53am
by Frank Witkowski
Family dat at Durant Park, Lansing Michigan
In my home Saturday is family day and today Julie and I put the boys in the truck and went on a “Drive to Nowhere” which we do often. Today the random turns took us into Lansing where we happened to come across Durant Park. We stopped and let the boys pla...
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Last Post: Sep 29, 2018 4:51pm
by Robert Smith
A-22 Carburetor
I am looking at carburetor options for my '23 A-22. I have the original Tillotson L-1A and though I can find a gasket kit for it, I am unable to find a replacement for it's very strange needle & seat arrangement. In lieu of staying original, I would like a recommen...
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2018 3:23pm
by Carroll Tintinge...
engine oil
the book for my 1928 Durant m-2 calls for light mineral oil in the winter and heavy mineral oil in the summer, When the book says mineral oil does it mean the food grade clear cutting board butcher block and rust protectant oil you can get on amazon?
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2018 3:05pm
by Ross
Relined clutch discs
I just replaced my 27 Star R clutch pressure plate and disc using spares from my 24. Took the opportunity to swap flywheels also as my ring gear was shot. Pretty straight ahead job, not bad at all. The disc itself is a strange looking affair with a number of hard...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 10:38pm
by Gary
DMAC Election of Officers Results
Hi All, At Thursday nights Business meeting the official ballots where opened and counted. The results are as follows. For President: Mike Linthicum 134 votes Peggy Spitz 72 votes For Vice President: D.J. Federlein 208 vo...
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 1:32pm
by Frank Witkowski
Radiator boiling over
When I put 600W steam cylinder oil in the transmission and differential my radiator boils over and sprays my windshield but when I put lighter weight oil in the transmission and differential it does not boil over how do I fix this?
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2018 1:20pm
by Parker Edmondson
Sheet Metal Reproduction
Work is progressing nicely on my '24 Star touring. The sheet metal is in very nice condition except the rear seat frame. This is a structural component and mine has severe perforation on the bottom. Trying to find a replacement would be next to impossible so I'm look...
Views: 258   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 14, 2018 11:12am
by Don Shilling
Newark Airport to Hilton Garden Hotel
I was told a bit ago that the hotel shuttle is completely booked for people arriving tomorrow. Not sure what the best way to get from the airport to the hotel is. We are arriving at 1:30 pm tomorrow. Any suggestions? Thanks! Tom & Lisa
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2018 1:22pm
by Peggy Spitz
Weather for the Staten Island Meet
I know some of you are getting anxious with Hurricane Florence coming up the coast. I just checked again with the Weather for Staten Island Thursday through Monday. They report the daytime temps will be in the high 70's. Evening temps will be in the mid 60's. It is...
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2018 4:51am
by Peggy Spitz
One week until the 2018 Staten Island Meet
OK everyone-we are on the final countdown! We have received registrations from all but two people who have reserved rooms for the Meet. Ed is finalizing plans-and I have been shopping for the Hospitality Suite. We have Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Cherry Pepsi, Rootbeer, Lipt...
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Last Post: Sep 10, 2018 7:12am
by Mike Linthicum
Hershey 2018 October 10 - 13, 2018
Hello Everyone; It's getting that time again, the fall Hershey show, the largest car show on the East Coast with over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 2000 cars in the car corral and over 1700 cars on the show field on Saturday to be judged. The DMAC will be there...
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2018 4:57pm
by Bill DeVries
Rear main seal
I am ready to put the car on the road but have a serious oil leak around the rear main seal. I have searched the Durant forum and the internet and looks like a few solutions. (a)Try adding an additive such as blue devil, (b)replace the rope seal with a new one or a c...
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2018 8:16am
by Bill Hoaglan
The story of Leaside 1931
I found this picture from the Toronto Public Library website. The picture can be found on page 18 of the book. The book was published in 1931 and can be download for free from the link below. https://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/31385029308291.pdf...
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2018 5:55pm
by Ross
Homemade Doodlebug/Spray rig built from Durant or Star, looking for info
Hello: I recently purchased a homemade tractor made in the 40's to spray apple orchards. It is very complete and not in bad shape, but engine is tight from sitting. I was told it was built from a 1929 Durant, and the hood and radiator shell are Durant. There are n...
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 5:28pm
by John Asmus
Reg Bent's Roadster
Just posted five new pictures of Reg Bent's beautiful 1930 model 614 Roadster in the Photographs page under the Durant section. Rick
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 12:46pm
by Ross
22AA Starter
I tried to delete my post below this, wasn't successful... I need a complete starter for a 1930 or 31 Durant 22AA engine. Any help or information is greatly appreciated!
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 12:23pm
by John Asmus
22A Starter Needed!
Last year I bought a starter on eBay that was supposed to fit my 1929 Continental 22A engine. Unfortunately it's not even close! Does anybody know of a complete starter for sale? I'm so close to starting this engine and I'm pretty dismayed that the starter doesn't fi...
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2018 12:18pm
by John Asmus
Durant Model 40 Tourer?
I thought you may be interested in these photographs of (so I'm told) a Durant Model 40 Tourer in daily life in Southern Rhodesia around 1930. They are scanned from glass negatives taken by my grandfather, who was a hunter/gold miner at the time. The large la...
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2018 4:16am
by John Paré
Graf Zeppelin & Durant in Argentina
I don't remember where I found this, but it is a nice piece of history. The title read, Graf Zeppelin arriving in Buenos Aires, 1934. The Durant could be either a 1928 or 1929 Sedan. Up until the recession of 2008, there was a modern day Zeppelin based in Mounta...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2018 11:49am
by Rick Botti
Rugby pick up on HCCA
not mine.... 1930 Rugby Pickup 1930 Rugby Pickup Click photo for MORE Photos This 1930 Rugby Pickup is Black with wood bed and trim Runs, Drives, & Tours well on her 4 cyl engine Show quality restoration Megabucks (not by me) Robertson screws (since...
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2018 12:36pm
by Mike Linthicum
rubber balls
A gentleman in Australia is in need of a set (16) rubber balls used on some Durant products. Are they available?
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2018 4:01pm
by Don Shilling
DMAC Election Ballots Sent Out
Hi All.... The Ballots for the election of officers have been sent out. We got ours yesterday. Also got a completed one from a member. Remember this is YOUR Club, Please vote. Thanks...........Frank
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Last Post: Aug 20, 2018 9:34am
by Frank Witkowski
Ed had chosen this weekend in Staten Island for another reason (besides the East Coast AACA Meet of 500 cars). He knew that the Hilton Garden Inn has a Cabaret Performance several times a year-and there is one scheduled the weekend we are in Staten Island for our me...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2018 3:51pm
by D J Federlein
TODAY IS AUGUST 13! One month until the meet!!!!
All right Durantonians- it is one month until our meet in Staten Island. SO, if you have NOT made your hotel reservations yet-today is the last day to get that $139 a night rate. If you have not mailed in your registration fees- take care of that soon. If you have...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2018 7:13am
by Peggy Spitz
619 on Craigs list
Not mine.... 1931 Durant 619 Deluxe with dual sidemounts. ONLY ONE!!! - $5000 (EAU CLAIRE WI) 1931 DURANT fuel: gas title status: missing transmission: manual 1931 DURANT MODEL 619 DELUXE. ONE OF 1000 619s MADE. WITH ONLY 16 KNOWN TO EXIST AND OUT OF...
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Last Post: Aug 8, 2018 6:21am
by Brian Johnson
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2018 6:03pm
by Ken Mc Cormick
Had a guy call me after I put a parts wanted add on the aaca for devaux parts,this guy was smooth he was cleaning up his late fathers estate,had wheels and the trunk rack I needed,if you get a call from 775 area code by Edwin that would be him,watch out guys, Dave
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2018 4:06pm
by Dave enrico
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